Robert Richard Spurgeon, 1948-2019


Services for Robert Richard Spurgeon, 71, of Golden, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Baptist Church, Golden, under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home of Alba, with Bro. Louis Strehlow, officiating.

Burial was in Pilgrim Rest No. 2 Cemetery, Golden.

Mr. Spurgeon passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in a Tyler hospice facility.

He was born on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1948, in Gainesville to the late James and Louella Belle McBroom Spurgeon. He married Carol Janene Davis in Houston on Nov. 21, 1972. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. Robert had lived in Golden for 36 years and was an electrician in the petroleum industry. He was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Janene Spurgeon of Golden; daughters, Kimberly Turner of Lindale, Lori and husband Tim Alexander of Tyler, and Patricia and husband Troy Henry of Tyler; brother, John and wife Gina Spurgeon of Whitesboro; sisters, Sonja Vaughn of Mineola, Sharon Dettling of Cleveland and Sue Dedek of Marietta, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Spurgeon, and nephew Aaron Spurgeon.

Memorials may be made to Toys for Tots, or Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.